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Collection Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement of the Papers

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Personal Files, 1969-2003

Series II. Harris County Democrats, 1956-2003

Series III. Texas Democrats, 1971-2000

Series IV. Democratic National Committee, 1972-2000

Series V. New Democratic Coalition, 1973-84

Series VI. Billie Carr & Associates, 1976-1995

Series VII. Memorabilia, 1950s-2002

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Billie Carr political papers, 1956-2003



Collection Summary

Creator: Carr, Billie, 1928-2002
Title: Billie Carr political papers
Dates: 1956-2003
Abstract: The papers of Billie Carr, political organizer in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, include correspondence, office files, photographs, and memorabilia pertaining to her work in the Harris County Democrats, Texas Democrats, Democratic National Committee, New Democratic Coalition, and Billie Carr & Associates.
Identification: MS 373
Quantity: 12 cubic feet
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Billie McClain Carr (later known as “The Godmother” for her work on behalf of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party) was born in Houston, Texas, June 1, 1928. She grew up near downtown Houston, graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1946, and married three months later; she had three sons, and over the years took courses at South Texas College and the University of Houston.

Carr’s activities as a political organizer began in 1952, when political issues in Texas stirred her to run for Democratic chairman of her precinct and she unexpectedly won. Soon afterward she became a protégé of Frankie Randolph, a leader and benefactress of liberal causes who helped found the Harris County Democrats (a liberal precinct organization) in 1953. She taught Carr the art of grass roots political organizing, and over time Carr assumed a leadership role in Harris County Democrats and began to establish a statewide reputation as an organizer, convention strategist, and spokesperson for the statewide liberal coalition.

In 1954 Carr was elected a member from her precinct to the Harris County Democratic Executive Committee, serving in that capacity until 1972; she was also Harris County’s member on the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee from 1964 to 1966. She was a leader in efforts to achieve proportional liberal participation in presidential conventions and became nationally known in the Democratic Party for taking a rump delegation to the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, an action which helped initiate a party-wide set of reforms abolishing the use of the unit rule by which conservative Democrats had been able to minimize the election of liberals as delegates to presidential conventions.

As a liberal activist and strategist, Carr also fought for civil rights. She protested the Vietnam War and fought for women’s rights in the 1970s, and for gay rights in the 1980s. She helped organize the 1966 campaign leading to the election of Barbara Jordan, the first black woman elected to the Texas Senate, and was later described by U. S. Rep. Mickey Leland as “the grand old lady of liberal politics” for her efforts in helping a number of minority candidates (including himself) win political office. She later established a business, Billie Carr & Associates, specializing in campaign and other political services.

In 1972 Carr was elected to serve as a member of the Democratic National Committee (a position she held until 2000); there she was elected “whip” for the progressive-reform caucus and in June 1981 was elected chair of the newly-formed Progressive-Liberal Caucus. At various periods she also served on the Credentials Committee, the Platform Advisory Committee on Older Citizens, and the Executive Committee.

Billie Carr died in Houston on September 9, 2002.

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Scope and Contents

The Billie Carr Papers total 12 cubic feet of material, arranged in 22 boxes and dated 1956-2003. Materials include correspondence, office files, photographs, and memorabilia pertaining to her liberal activist work in the Harris County Democrats, Texas Democrats, Democratic National Committee, New Democratic Coalition, and Billie Carr & Associates. Correspondents such as local and national level political figures include Bob Bullock, President Jimmie Carter, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Ed Cogburn, Chris Dixie, Calvin Guest, Sen. Edward Kennedy, Mickey Leland, and Robert Strauss. Subjects of correspondence range from specific political issues to brief social notes.

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Arrangement of the Papers

The Billie Carr Papers are arranged in 7 series:
Series I. Billie Carr – Personal Files, 1969-2003, 1.5 linear ft.
Series II. Harris County Democrats. 1956-2003; 3.5 linear ft., 7 boxes.
Series III: Texas Democrats, 1971-2002, 2.5 linear ft., 5 boxes
Series IV. Democratic National Committee, 1972-2000, 1.8 linear ft., 2.8 boxes.
Series V. New Democratic Coalition, 1973-84, 2 linear inches.
Series VI. Billie Carr & Associates, 1976-95, 0.5 linear ft.,1 box
Series VII. Memorabilia, 1950s-2002, 2 linear ft., 4 boxes.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions; this material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Billie Carr papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bullock, Bob – Correspondence.
Carter, President James E. (Jimmie) – Correspondence.
Clinton, President William J. – Correspondence.
Cogburn, Ed – Correspondence.
Dixie, Chris – Correspondence.
Gore, Vice President Albert, Jr. – Correspondence.
Guest, Calvin – Correspondence.
Kennedy, Sen. Edward M. – Correspondence.
Leland, Mickey – Correspondence.
Strauss, Robert – Correspondence.
Subjects (Organizations)
Harris County Democrats.
Texas Democrats.
Democratic National Committee.
New Democratic Coalition.
Billie Carr & Associates.
Subjects
Political parties – Texas.
Political parties – United States.
Women -Texas- Personal and other papers--19th-20th centuries.
Women in politics.
Women politicians.
Women and democracy.
Women social reformers.
Subects (Places)
Harris County (Tex.) – Politics and government.
Texas – Politics and government.
United States – Politics and government.
Document Types:
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Newsclippings.
Invitations.

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Related Material

Walter Gardner Hall Papers, 1923-1979, MS 280, Woodson Research Center

Frankie Carter Randolph Papers, ca. 1900-1975, MS 372, Woodson Research Center

Texas Politics Oral History Program, 1973-1994, MS 259, Woodson Research Center

Albert Thomas papers, 1937-1965, MS262, Woodson Research Center

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Billie Carr papers, 1956-2003, MS 373, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The original collection of Billie Carr’s papers was received from Billie Carr in March 1983. Addenda were received 1988 and 2004 from Prof. Chandler Davidson of Rice University; , 2002 from Stacey McLain; and 2003 from Jennifer Carr.

Processing Information

Original folder titles and office file organization (as indicated by color-coded folders) have been retained. Loose material (the bulk of the collection) has been organized to conform as closely as possible to the method of arrangement evidently intended.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I. Personal Files, 1969-2003
1.5 linear ft., 3 boxes

Subseries A: Biographical Material
Box Folder
1 1 Biographical material
2 Research Proposal, Center for the American Woman and Politics; March 27, 1974
3 Book Stuff [for proposed autobiography]
4 Billie Carr – Scrapbook [contents removed from ring binder, two photos removed to Photographs]
5 Memorials and tributes from family and friends
Subseries B: Correspondence
Box Folder
1 6 Billie Carr Personal Incoming; 1981-82
7 Billie Carr Personal
8 Correspondence – Personal – BC Fundraising
9 Personal – Love & Hate Mail
10 Love & Hate Mail, 1973-78
11 Billie Carr – Outgoing; 1983
12 Incoming Correspondence, 1987
13 Incoming Correspondence, 1991-92
14 Letterhead
15 Inauguration [President Jimmie Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale]
16 Letters from Candidates, etc.
17 Issues
18 Gays
19 National Women’s File
20 Racism Workshop; 1997
21 Correspondence – prominent political figures
22 Bob Bullock
23 Clinton [President William J.]
24 Ed Cogburn
25 Robert Kennedy, Jr.
26 Frankie Randolph
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, 1960s
2 Correspondence, 1974
3 Correspondence, 1975
4 Correspondence, 1976
5 Correspondence, 1977
6 Correspondence, 1978
7 Correspondence, 1979
8 Correspondence, 1980
9 Correspondence, 1981
10 Correspondence, 1982
11 Correspondence, 1983-84
12 Correspondence, 1985
13 Correspondence, 1986
14 Correspondence, 1987-88
15 Correspondence, 1990-91
16 Correspondence, 1992
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence, 1993-94
2 Correspondence, 1995-96
3 Correspondence, 1997
4 Correspondence, 1998-1999
5 Correspondence, 2000-2002
6 Correspondence, undated
7 Newsletters
8 Miscellaneous publications
9 Clippings
10 Billie Carr – News Files, 1986-96

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Series II. Harris County Democrats, 1956-2003
3.5 linear ft., 7 boxes.

Subseries A: Harris County Democratic Executive Committee
This subseries includes correspondence and general chronological office files.
Box Folder
4 1 Harris County Democratic Executive Committee By-Laws
2 Harris County Democratic Executive Committee Membership Lists, 1973- 1978
3 General – Minutes [Executive Committee]; 1971 – 1973
4 Filing Fees 1974; Democratic Executive Committee – B. W. [Bill Williams]
5 Harris County Democratic Executive Committee, 1978-82
6 Harris County Democratic Executive Committee, 1990s
7 Democratic Executive Committee Questionnaire
8 Harris County Democratic Executive Committee Sheet [Sub-Committee Solicitation Form]
9 Harris County Democratic Executive Committee – undated material
Subseries B: Harris County Democrats – Correspondence
Box Folder
4 10 Harris County Democrats – History and Constitution
11 Harris County Democrats General – Correspondence 1972-73 Outgoing
12 Harris County Democrats General – Correspondence 1972-74 Incoming
13 Harris County Democrats, Correspondence, 1974-75
14 Harris County Democrats, Correspondence, 1976
15 Harris County Democrats, Correspondence, 1977
16 Harris County Democrats, Correspondence, 1978
17 Harris County Democrats, Correspondence, 1979
18 HCD – Outgoing; 1981-1983
19 Billie Carr Incoming; 1981-82
20 Harris County Democrats, Correspondence, 1980-87
21 Harris County Democrats, Correspondence, 1990-96
22 Harris County Democrats, Correspondence, 1997-99
23 Harris County Democrats, Correspondence, 2000-2002 and undated
Subseries C. Harris County Democrats - Subject Files
This subseries includes formats such as brochures, political flyers, scattered correspondence, and notes.
Box Folder
5 1 Activities in Houston; 1982
2 ADA List [Americans for Democratic Action]
3 Affirmative Action – 1975-1978
4 Application for Executive Committee
5 Attendance Lists; 1974-76
6 Attorneys
7 Billie Carr Birthday Bash – Correspondence; 1975
8 Billie Carr: Don’t Default to the Bastards: Organize!
9 Billie Carr Expense Fund
10 Billie Carr’s Political Directory (four folders)
11 Brochures, handbooks, organizational material
12 1980 Budget File
13 Canvassing instructions
14 Cardpushers Captain’s Instruction Sheet
15 Carter Presidential Campaign, 1976
16 Castillo [Leonel]; 1981
17 Celebration of Peoples Committee, Bette Graham, Chairman; April 1975
18 Challenge Committee - Rules of Procedure, 1978
19 Changes to computerized mailing lists, 1975-1976
20 Churches in Houston
21 Citizens against Nuclear War (CAN), 1983
22 City Candidates, 1982
23 City Election Results, 1977, 1981
24 City of Houston General Election Results, November 4, 1981
25 City Officials, 1980-1982
Box Folder
6 1 Committees – HCD 1975
2 Contested Precinct Races by Senate District, 1978
3 Convention Delegates by Senate District - 1978
4 Counties by State Senate District, 1976
5 County Incoming Mail, 1982
6 Delegates – Seventh State Senate District (no date)
7 1982 Delegates Allocated to State
8 1982 Delegates & Alternates
9 Democratic Committeemen and Committeewomen, July 1, 1982
10 Democratic County Chairperson Election, 1977
11 Democratic Delegate Questionnaire (Jimmy Carter years)
12 Democratic Fun Fest – 1977, 1978
13 Democratic Party Precinct Forms – 1978
14 Democratic Party of Texas – Precinct Convention Minutes, May 1978
15 Democratic Precinct Convention Handbook, compiled by Carr and Hauge
16 Democratic Primary Election Results, 1976
17 Democratic Socialists Notes, May-December 1982
18 Democrats – Clubs [Houston]; no date
19 District 7 Club; 1977-78
20 District 7 Coalition; 1976
21 District 7 Precinct Chairmen; no date
22 District 7 Precinct Convention Minutes; 1978
23 District 7 Senatorial District Convention Minutes, May 1978
24 State Senatorial District 9 Delegates (no date)
25 District 13 Convention Minutes, May 1978
26 District 13 Democrats
27 District materials (miscellaneous)
Box Folder
7 1 Districts within each County; 1981-82
2 Ed Cogburn Campaign; 1993-94
3 Election code (1973?)
4 Election Judges – Additions/Replacements January 1975
5 Endorsements; 1997
6 Filing Form – 1978 [Harris County]
7 Fort Bend County [and Harris County]; 1978
8 Free Choice Democrats
9 General Election Results – 1974 [Harris County]
10 General Election Voters Guide, November 2, 1982
11 General – Reference Lists 1972-73 Liberal Committeemen
12 General Reference Lists, Guides; 1972-73
13 Get-Out-the-Vote Program, Proposal for; 1978
14 GOTV ’88 [Get-Out-the-Vote]
15 Guidelines for Voter Registration
16 Hand Tabulation of HCD Data
17 Happy Hour labels & candidates; February 24, 1978
18 Harris County Candidates in the May 6, 1978 Democratic Primary
19 Harris County Council of Organizations; 1980
20 Harris County Democrat newsletter; October 15, 1975
21 Harris County Democratic Party, 1988-89 [removed from yellow binder]
22 Harris County Democratic Party, State Senate District 17, Precinct Workbook; September 6, 1998 [removed from binder]
23 Harris County Democrats “Demo Activists” [list]
24 Harris County Democrats District Convention Minutes; May 13, 1978
25 Harris County Democrats – Filings ’78 [1978 Democratic Primary]
26 Harris County Democrats Newsletters; 1977, 1978
27 Harris County Democrats Nominating Committee, 1977-79
28 Harris County Democrats office space
29 Harris County Democrats organizational material
30 Harris County Democrats Re-Organizational Plan [Pre-1978]
31 HCD Bob Hauge
32 HCD Calendar of Events; 1982
33 HCD Office Projects
34 HCD Poll
35 HCD Screening Report, October 5, 1981
Box Folder
8 1 Headquarters [Harris County Democrats]; November 1976
2 Houston Independent School District; 1977
3 Houston Transportation Advisory Group; 1977-78
4 Interview responses for Harris County Democrats Planning Committee survey
5 Inventory of files [incomplete]
6 Issues – County; February 1982
7 Judges Who Cancelled; 1982
8 League of Women Voters Precinct Guide (1977)
9 Letters from John Odam; 1982
10 Letters from Mike Andrews; 1982
11 Liberal Executive Committeemen; March 1977
12 List of Harris County Elected Officials; no date
13 Lists – Computer [precincts]; August 1997
14 Manual of Voting Precincts; 1976, 1977
15 Moderate Progressive [MOD/PRO] Convention Caucus; 1978
16 Names – County; 1981-82
17 New Voter Registration; 1978
18 Newsletters
19 1974 – Offices open for elections
20 Open Party Caucus – September 1974
21 Organizational material
22 Party Officials [Democratic Executive Committeeman Candidates]; no date
23 Party Stuff; 1997-98
24 Payroll for period 10/23 through 11/1 [1976]
25 Petitions supporting Carr’s re-election to Democratic National Committee (c. 1976)
26 Phone Banks – Democratic Party; 1978
27 Political Advertisements from HCD
28 Political Directory, 1992-93 [removed from purple binder]
29 Political Directory [incomplete]
30 Polling Places – 1976 General Election
31 Polling Places, 1982
Polling Places of an Official Nature, Schools, Parks, Fire Stations [removed from corrugated folder-file], labeled as follows:
Box Folder
9 1 Polling places (general); 1982
2 Aldine ISD [Independent School District]; 1982
3 Alief ISD; 1982
4 Channelview ISD; 1982
5 Clear Creek ISD; 1982
6 Cypress-Fairbanks ISD; 1982
7 Deer Park; 1982
8 Fire Departments – Houston City; 1982
9 Goose Creek ISD; 1982
10 Houston Independent School District
11 Huffman ISD; 1982
12 Humble ISD; 1982
13 Katy ISD; 1982
14 Klein ISD; 1982
15 La Porte ISD; 1982
16 Libraries – Harris County
17 Libraries, Houston (City); 1982
18 North Forest ISD; 1982
19 Parks – Houston (City); 1982
20 Pasadena ISD; 1982
21 Sheldon ISD; 1982
22 Spring ISD; 1982
23 Spring Branch ISD; 1982
24 Primary Election Expenses and Estimates; 1980, 1982
25 Voting Machines; 1982
26 Precinct Caucus Attendance Sheets [blank forms]
27 Precinct Chairmen, not Harris County
28 Precinct Chairmen by Legislative District, January 1974
29 Precinct Changes for 1978
30 Precinct Judges; 1978
31 Precinct Organizing Manuals; c. 1956, 1975
32 Precinct Materials, 1972-2002
33 Precinct Materials, undated
Box Folder
10 1 Precinct 316 List of Voter Registrations
2 Precincts by Race, Ethnicity (no date)
3 Precincts by Senate Districts; March 1982
4 Precincts – HCD Breakdown, 1977
5 Precincts within the Houston City Limits
6 Public poll for city elections
7 Republican candidates [Harris County]; May 1974 primary
8 Results of Primary – 1974
9 Road Maps – Houston (1974, 1977, 1980)
10 “Samples”
11 Screening Committee 1974
12 Screening Committee 1976 – Primary Election
13 Screening for Democratic Primary Election, May 3, 1986
14 Senate District 13 – 1982 Delegates
15 Share in American Democracy brochure; 1958
16 Sign-in Sheets
17 Steering Committee 1975
18 Summary of Vote Projections – Allee
19 Tally Fri 10/29 [Telephone survey, 1976]
20 Taxation, City of Houston
21 Texas ACORN (Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now]
22 Texas Democrats Attendance Sheets; 1976-78
23 Texas Democrats Senatorial District Information
24 Texas Senate District 7
25 “Things to Do” and tablet of personal reminders
26 Voter Registration; 1976
27 Women in Action; 1982
28 Women’s Advocates, Inc.
29 Women’s Center; 1982 [Houston Area]
30 Women’s Political Caucus; 1982
31 Women’s Rights; 1982
32 World Map, 1980

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Series III. Texas Democrats, 1971-2000
2.5 linear ft., 5 boxes

Subseries A: State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC), 1974-2000
0.40 lin. feet, .8 box.
Box Folder
11 1 Correspondence, 1974
2 Correspondence, 1975
3 Correspondence, 1976-77
4 Correspondence, 1978
5 Correspondence, 1979
6 Correspondence, 1980-84
7 Correspondence, 1985
8 Correspondence, 1994, 1996
9 Correspondence, 1997-99
10 Correspondence, undated
11 SDEC Badges – Order Form
12 SDEC Committees; 1998-2000
13 SDEC Committees and General Duties
14 SDEC Committees and General Rules
15 SDEC Incoming; 1981-1983
16 SDEC Proxy Form
17 SDEC Radio Spots; 1982
18 Meetings of SDEC; 1981-1983
19 Mod-Pro [Moderate-Progressive] Caucus SDEC Telephone List
B. General Correspondence, 1971-2000
0.75 linear feet, 1.2 boxes
Box Folder
11 20 Texas Democrats – History and Structure
21 State Incoming; 1981-82
22 State Outgoing
23 1971
24 1972
25 1973
26 1974
Box Folder
12 1 1975
2 1976
3 1977
4 1978
5 1979
6 1980
7 1981
8 1982
9 1983-84
10 1985-86
11 1990-94
12 1996
13 1997
14 1998-2002
14 Undated
Subseries C. Subject Files, 1974-2000
1.5 linear ft., 3 boxes
This subseries includes formats such as brochures, political flyers, scattered correspondence, and notes.
Box Folder
13 1 Addresses – State of Texas
2 AFL-CIO
3 AFSCME Newsletters [American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees}; 1982
4 “An Action Strategy for the Rebuilding of the Texas Democrats” [by Billie Carr; pre-1980]
5 Application for meetings
6 Attendance Sheets – Texas Democrats; 1975 and undated
7 Billie Carr Birthday Bash – June 1975 (‘Review for 1978’)
8 Billie Carr Expense Fund
9 Black Caucus Information (early 1980s)
10 Brazoria Women’s Club
11 1976 Campaign Memorabilia
12 Candidates and Nominees in May and November 1978 elections
13 Challenge to the Texas Delegate Selection Plan for 1976 and the Presidential Primary Bill
14 Computer Info. Secretary of State; 1980
15 County Chairs of Texas Democratic Party, 1998-2000
16 Cumulative Report; May 3, 1982
17 Dallas County Democratic Executive Committee, 1976
18 Delegate candidates in Senatorial Districts for Democratic Primary; March 1976
19 Delegate Selection; 1980
20 1974 Delegates to County Conventions – Numerical List
21 Delegates to National Convention (no date)
22 Democratic Party of Texas Precinct Convention Minutes; May 1, 1976
23 Democratic Party Precinct Manual; March 1982
24 2000 Democratic Party Primary Official Canvass Report; March 14, 2000
25 District 15
26 Lloyd Doggett File
27 Fiscal Notes; May, July 1978
28 Forms for Democratic Party of Texas District Convention Minutes
29 Get-Out-the-Vote [GOTV]; October 1976
30 Goals and Election Goals; 1982
31 Handbook for Volunteer Deputy Registrars; 1978
32 Jim Hightower
33 Bill Hobby
34 Inaugural Invitation Lists [Carter-Mondale, 1976 Presidential election]
35 Input Sheet
36 Invitation Names
37 Issues – State
38 Letter 1982 September Convention
39 Letters from John Hill; March 1978
40 Letters from Slagle; 1982
41 Gary Mauro, Texas Land Commissioner; 1982
42 Members of State Democratic Committee and National Committee Members (no date)
43 Newsletter [Texas State Employees Union]; 1982
44 Open Party Caucus; August 17, 1974
Box Folder
14 1 Party Platform; 1982
2 Personal Letter Samples
3 Petition Forms
4 Precinct Convention Minutes, Democratic Primary Election, May 6, 1978
5 “A Program for Texas Democrats” [by Billie Carr and Ed Cogburn]
6 Progressive Democratic Coalition – Open Caucus, Attendance Sheets; September 25, 1974
7 Republican Presidential Delegate Candidates in 1976 Primary
8 Resolutions
9 Resolutions Adopted by the 1978 Democratic State Convention
10 Rules of the Democratic Party of Texas; February 1976
11 Rules of the Democratic Party of Texas; March 1978
12 Rules of the Democratic Party of Texas; January 1980
13 Secretary of State Register [Texas Register]; November 1981
14 Senate District Goals; 1982
15 Bob Slagle; 1981-82
16 Bob Slagle Memorandum
17 Solar Energy Proposal [c. 1977]
18 State Convention (1978)
19 State Democratic Party Convention – Mexican-American Democrats; 1976
20 State Election Code
21 State Files material
22 State Senate District 1
23 State Senate District 2
24 State Sixty-Sixth Legislature, Roster; 1979-1980
25 Statement of Comptroller Bob Bullock in Response to the Travis County Grand Jury Report (1978)
26 Statewide and Multi-County Races; June 1982
27 State-wide Delegates and Delegate Candidates, 1976 Election
28 Texas AFL-CIO; 1977, 1978
29 “Texas Conventions: Past, Present, Future” (by Billie Carr)
Box Folder
15 1 Texas Delegate Selection Plan for 1978 Democratic Nat’l. Party Conference
2 Texas Dem Poll [pre-1980]
3 Texas Democratic Convention, June 9-10, 2000 [includes salute to Billie Carr]
4 Texas Democratic County Chairmen (no date)
5 Texas Democratic Open Convention Proposal; 1978
6 Texas Democratic Party Clubs 1998
7 Texas Democratic Party National Delegate Selection Plan for 1984
8 Texas Democratic Party National Delegate Selection Plan for 2000
9 Texas Democratic Party Participation Program; February 1978
10 Texas Democratic Party Rules Amendments; 1977
11 Texas Democratic Party Stationery
12 Texas Democratic Party’s Delegate Selection Plan for 1980
13 Texas Democrats (Progressive Mod-Pro) Sign-in Sheets; 1977-78
14 Texas Democrats Senate Caucus Report Forms
15 Texas Democrats Steering Committee (no date)
16 Texas Dems Financial Information; March 10, 1980
17 Texas Dems Incoming; 1982
18 Texas Dems Issues
19 Texas Dems Outgoing; 1982
20 Texas Dems Statement of Revenues and Expenditures; September-November, 1981
21 Texas Dems Straw Polls; February 28, 1982
22 Texas Federation of Democratic Women; 1983
23 Texas Humanist; November/December 1982
24 Texas Media Guide ; 1982
25 Texas State Democratic Committee, 1974
26 Texas State Democratic Convention; Austin, September 17, 1974
27 Texas State Democratic Convention; September 17-18, 1976
28 Texas State Employees Union
29 Texas State Get-Out-the Vote Program
30 TX DEM RALLY – Mar. 4 [1978]
31 U.S. Senator John Tower of Texas
32 Uncommitted Caucus – Presidential election, 1976
33 Unofficial Ballot – General Election; June 29, 1982
34 Women’s Caucus; 1982
35 “A Working Democratic Team Right for Texas,” 1978
36 Young Democrats; July 1982
37 Young Democrats Report

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Series IV. Democratic National Committee, 1972-2000
1.8 linear ft., 2.8 boxes.

Subseries A. Democratic National Committee Correspondence, 1972-2000
1.25 linear ft., 2.5 boxes
Sub-subseries 1: Chronological correspondence, 1971-2000
Box Folder
16 1 1972-73
2 1974
3 1975
4 1976
5 1977
6 1978
7 1979
8 1980
9 1981
10 1982
11 1983-84
12 1985-86
13 1992-96
14 1997
Box Folder
17 1 1998
2 1999
3 2000
4 Undated.
Sub-subseries 2: Correspondence by name or organization, 1976-1998
Box Folder
17 5 Amendments, 1982 Democratic National Party Conference
6 Billie Carr – DNC File; 1982-83
7 Billie Carr – DNC Incoming; 1980-82
8 Billie Carr – DNC Incoming; 1983
9 Billie Carr – DNC Outgoing; c. 1978-1984
10 Billie Carr, Letterhead stationery, Democratic National Committee
11 Billie Carr – Democratic National Committee; 1988-89 [Removed from binder]
12 Billie Carr Reports . . . (September 1982)
13 Democratic National Committee Fall Meeting – 1997
14 Democratic Party Charter and By-Laws; 1976
15 Democratic Party Conference, Philadelphia; June 1982
Box Folder
18 1 DNC Commission on Presidential Nominations, Membership List
2 DNC Executive Committee, 1997-98
3 DNC Women’s Caucus; October 8, 1993
4 Hunt Commission Report [Commission on Presidential Nomination] (1982?)
5 National Directory of Women Elected Officials, 1982
6 NDC Liberal Caucus – Attendance Files; 1982-83
7 Report of the Commission on Presidential Nomination; 1982
8 Statements to Hunt Commission
Subseries B: Democratic National Conventions, 1976-2000
Box Folder
18 9 1976 (New York City)
10 1980 (New York City)
11 1984 (San Francisco)
12 1988 (Atlanta)
13 1992 (New York City)
14 1996 (Chicago)
15 2000 (Los Angeles)
16 Current Work [Democratic National Convention, August 2000]

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Series V. New Democratic Coalition, 1973-84
2 linear inches

Box Folder
18 17 Correspondence, 1973-77
18 Correspondence, 1978
19 Correspondence, 1979-83
20 Correspondence, undated
21 National New Democratic Coalition, Correspondence, 1975-84

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Series VI. Billie Carr & Associates, 1976-1995
.5 linear ft.,1 box

Box Folder
19 1 Billie Carr & Associates
2 BC & A Computer Information
3 BC & A Incoming correspondence (1982-83)
4 BC & A Tapes
5 The Campaign Company
6 Candidates Campaign Info.
7 Competitors of BC & A
8 Correspondence, 1976-79
9 List of Liberals or Progressives (1980)
10 Mail out bids
11 Miscellaneous Files (1981-82 and undated)
12 Mitchell Group, Inc.
13 Orders, forms
14 Precincts with opposition
15 Sample Mail
16 Statements for work done (1982-83)
17 Sworn Statements
18 Unofficial Ballot – Bob Hauge (1982)
19 1982 Voter’s Guide on Women’s Issues
20 Billie Carr’s Political Directory (removed from binder); 1986 and undated
21 Billie Carr’s Political Directory (removed from binder); 1994-95

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Series VII. Memorabilia, 1950s-2002
2 linear ft., 4 boxes.

Subseries A: Invitations, 1960s-2002
Box Folder
20 1 Presidential Inauguration (Clinton/Gore), 1993
2 Presidential Inauguration (Clinton/Gore), 1997
3 Invitations, 1960s-1970s
4 Invitations – 1980-84
5 Invitations – 1985-87
6 Invitations – 1993-96
7 Invitations – 1997-99
8 Invitations – 2000-02 and partial dates
Subseries B: Cards, n.d.
Box Folder
21 1 Presidents and Vice Presidents
2 Governors and Congressmen
3 Democratic National Committee
4-6 General
Subseries C: Photos
Box Folder
21 7 Photos from scrapbook
8 Presidential, Vice Presidential
9-10 Photos – General
11 3 compact discs of scanned photos, originals of which have been retained by Billie Carr’s family
Subseries D. Memorabilia, n.d.
Box
22 Name badges, political pins, posters, bumperstickers
Box
23 Oversize photos, Awards and plaques

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